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Accessibility at Corfe Castle

Aerial view of Corfe Castle overlooking the village in Dorset
Aerial view of Corfe Castle | © National Trust Images/John Miller

We have walking poles available to hire and a new access guide to help make Corfe Castle as accessible as possible.

Walking poles

There is a selection of anti-shock height adjustable walking poles available to borrow from the castle entrance and Castle View Welcome Centre.

British Sign Language and Audio Guide

A selection of information boards are available in BSL and audio format. Find the full playlist here:

Ear Defenders

We have four pairs of ear defenders available for people of all ages to borrow from the Ticket Office.

Visual Guide

We have created a visual guide to help you find your way around Corfe Castle before you visit. View it here:
A paper copy is also available from the Ticket Office.

Access guide and map

We have created a guide and map specifically for assisting you round Corfe Castle. From the Castle ruins to the Shop and Tea-room, everything is covered. Download a copy here:


Large handled cutlery and crockery is available to use, please as a member of the team when ordering.

Assistance dogs

All dogs, including assistance dogs, are welcome across the site and are to be kept on a short lead.

'Home' Audio Trail

An audio trail has been created in partnership with Resonix Creative, telling the story of Corfe Castle throughout the ages. Sprinkled with humour, this fast-paced experience journeys from the conception of Corfe Castle, through the Norman, Tudor and English Civil War periods, right up to the present day.

You can listen to the three audio posts as you explore the castle, alternatively, you listen on our YouTube channel - Watch the videos here

Corfe Castle bathed in golden sunlight
Corfe Castle at dusk | © Chris Lacey

Get in touch

If you have any questions about your visit to Corfe Castle, or would like more information on accessibility across the property, get in touch at:

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